"HARASSMENT - MASSENA - Village police charged Matthew W. Stewart, 34, of 100 Water St., Massena, with second-degree harassment and endangering the welfare of a child at 5:18 a.m. Wednesday on South Main Street. He was arraigned by Massena Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $750 cash.
He allegedly punched April Stewart in the face two times in a domestic dispute that took place in the presence of a five-year-old child.
Stewart reportedly stopped at a residence to drop off $20 for his daughter and to get cigarettes. He also gained permission from Angie Turney to enter the residence so he couyld use the bathroom in an incident that took place just after 3 a.m. Tuesday.
Douglas Wilson, in a statement he provided to village police, said he and his girlfriend, April Stewart, had been sleeping on a fold out couch when he woke up to find Stewart standing over him. He said Stewart then threw a shoe at him and started calling him names.
When I started to stand up, Matt started to come up at me so I kicked him back, Mr. Wilson noted in his statement to police.
He said Ms. Stewart then crawled between him and Mr. Stewart. He said Mr. Stewart then punched Ms. Stewart, once in the eye and once in the chin.
ILLEGAL REFUSE DISPOSAL - MASSENA - Village police charged Stephen J. Monroe, 26, of 66 Liberty Ave., Apt. 3, Massena, with illegal disposal of refuse. They said the charge stemmed from an incident at 2 a.m. Saturday when Monroe dumped his household garbage in the canisters at Alcoa Field. Police said recreation department officials indicated they had observed household garbage in the canisters for a period of time.
BENCH WARRANT - MASSENA - Village police picked up Amy L. Brainard, 51, of 10 Malby Ave., Massena, on a bench warrant at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday for failure to appear in court as directed. She was being held by village police pending arraignment in local court.
CRIMINAL MISCHIEF - MASSENA - Village police charged a 14-year-old juvenile from Massena with second-degree harassment and fourth-degree criminal mischief. The teenagers case was turned over to the probation department to determine if a petition should be filed with St. Lawrence County Family Court.
SPEEDING - MASSEDNA - Village police ticketed Sonya M. Smith, 47, of Nicholville for speed in zone following a traffic stop at 5:57 p.m. Tuesday on state Route 37.